Congratulations to the Year 8 basketball team who have won the District Championship with a last-minute basket scored by Harry McNeill. Harry made the game-winning move just as the final whistle blew on the hard-fought match against Kettering Science Academy, clinching victory with a 26-24 score-line.
The squad had battled through to the top of their half of the district league before facing KSA in the final. Head of PE, Mr Shorrock said: ‘They are possibly the strongest basketball team we have ever had. They have a good team spirit and work well as a unit, developing their shooting, defending and attacking skills.’
The team were congratulated by Vice Principal Mr Bernard in assembly who told them: ‘What a fantastic achievement. In area finals there is a lot of pressure on you to show guts and determination; well done.’
The Year 7 football squad are also celebrating, having made it through to the District final after winning three rounds against Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Kettering Science Academy and Latimer, the latter two teams they beat with a convincing five goal difference, with score-lines of 6-1 and 5 – 0 respectively. They train every week and are now gearing up for the District final against Lodge Park.
Other forthcoming sporting fixtures include a county table-tennis tournament in for the Year 8 boys’ team, who have also won the District Championship title.